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What is Campylobacter?

Campylobacter is a genus of bacteria. It is most often associated with abdominal pain, diarrhea and fever. It may also be associated with bloody stools. It can be spread by eating raw or undercooked foods, such as poultry, or by certain animals.
Patricia Raymond, MD
Gastroenterology
Campylobacter is a bacterial pathogen that causes mild illness with fever, watery diarrhea, headache, and muscle aches. Campylobacter is the most commonly identified food-borne bacterial infection encountered in the world. It is transmitted by raw poultry, raw milk, and water contaminated by animal feces.

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